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Singer’s Throat Polyp Cancels Culture Club’s North American/U.K. Reunion Tour

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RANCHO MIRAGE, CA — The long-awaited reunion tour of 1980s hit-makers Culture Club was scrapped on Nov. 13, two days before the first tour stop at Aqua Caliente Casino Resort Spa here, after lead singer Boy George was diagnosed with a throat polyp.

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ARRI Rental Atlanta Opens; Ed Stamm, Craig Chartier Get New Posts

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ATLANTA and MIAMI —ARRI Rental Atlanta, led by vice president Ed Stamm, has opened for business. Craig Chartier will fill Ed Stamm's previous position, taking over ARRI Rental Miami as general manager there. Besides promoting the ALEXA 65 system exclusively available at ARRI Rental, Stamm will ensure that the company's extensive inventory of digital, film, anamorphic and spherical camera equipment is available to customers in the Atlanta region. In Miami, Chartier will focus on strengthening ARRI Rental's strategy and operations while working to expand the company’s business in Florida and the South American market.

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MSI Production Services Lights Election Night Celebration with Chauvet Professional LED Fixtures

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MSI Production Services Lights Election Night Celebration with Chauvet GearLOUISVILLE, KY – Sam White of MSI Production Services used 12 Chauvet Professional Q-Wash 560Z-LED fixtures at Senator Mitch McConnell's victory celebration here on Election Night 2014. And although TV networks rarely see things eye to eye on election night, when it was over, virtually every TV crew member from NBC and ABC to CBS and Fox came over to thank him for making their jobs easier.

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SHS Global Acquires Over 200 Mac 2000 Wash XB from Upstaging

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Mac 2000 Wash XBAUSTIN, TX - SHS Global, distributors of new and used lighting, video and Audio equipment, announced today the acquisition of over 200 Mac 2000 Wash XB from Upstaging for an International client.
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LD Cosmo Wilson Uses 64 GLP X4s for Foreigner Show

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LD Cosmo Wilson Uses 64 GLP X4s for Foreigner ShowLOS ANGELES – LD Cosmo Wilson opted to give an all-LED PAR rig a try for a recent corporate event featuring the rock band, Foreigner.  The rig included 64 of GLP’s new high-powered X4 LED fixtures. Wilson was pleased with the results. Add a comment

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Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas Equipped with Elation Gear

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Drai’s Nightclub in Las Vegas Equipped with Elation Gear. Photo by Shane O’NealLAS VEGAS — Elation lighting plays an integral part in the lighting design by Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting at Victor Drai’s new Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub atop the Cromwell Hotel. The Lieberman chose 28 Platinum Spot 5R Pro fixtures, 30 Platinum Beam 5R Extremes, 32 Protron LED Strobes, 56 Cuepix Strip WW units and 24 Rayzor Q12 Zooms for the 65,000 square foot, indoor-outdoor venue. Add a comment

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards in London Gets CT Video Assist

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards in London Gets CT Video AssistLONDON — The annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize awards ceremony, which honors 12 of the best albums from the UK and Ireland released during the year, turned to Creative Technology (CT) for a video production assist for the 15th year. The 23rd annual event, held at the Roundhouse here, was hosted by Nick Grimshaw, and best album went to Young Fathers. Add a comment

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U.K. Artist Puts Paintings in their Best Light with ETC Selador Gear

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Jonas Burgert’s exhibition, Stück Hirn Blind, is on at London’s Blain Southern gallery in Hanover Square in London until 22 November.LONDON — Lighting director Franck Evin has used 40 ETC Selador Desire D22 luminaires in an art gallery here to make the colors in the artwork “pop.” He called his use of ETC Selador LEDs as a “radical way to fix the lights,” calling the result “fantastic.” Add a comment

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FOR-A Announces New Name for Products in HVS Switcher Series

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FOR-A HVS-2000FOR-A noted that it had changed the name for three products within its HANABI Series of video switchers. The company’s formally named HVS-XT100, HVS-XT110, and HVS-XT2000 switchers will now be called the HVS-100, HVS-110 and HVS-2000 (pictured here).

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"Illuminus: Nuit Blanche Festival" Lights SoWa District in Boston

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Illuminus: Nuit Blanche Festival Lights SoWa District in BostonBOSTON — A light art festival brightened the SoWa district of Boston Oct. 25 with large format projections. Christie sponsored the event and offered technological assistance to help unleash the creativity of artists, designers, creative technologists, architects, performers and fabricators involved in the event. Add a comment

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